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Becoming appointable: moderated peer coaching for postdocs

The path to an appointment to a professorship always requires strategic consideration and decisions about priorities:

  • What kind of position is attractive to me and what does that mean for the development of my academic profile?
  • How can I balance different requirements, e.g. in teaching and research?
  • What should I consider when building my individual research profile? 
  • How important is participation in academic (self-)administration and what kind of committees are useful?
  • What kind of networks do I need and how much time and energy do I invest in building and maintaining them?

The moderated peer coaching offers the opportunity to discuss questions and issues that are important to you with colleagues at a similar career stage. Throughout the whole process, you will be supported by an experienced academic coach.
The framework for the coaching is formed by two in-person meetings at the beginning (24 March) and the end (6 October). In-between, you will meet as a self-organized peer group (we suggest at least one time per month). Additionally, you will receive inputs and impulses in digital form from the coach. The topics and focal points of your discussions will be geared to your interests. 


Dr. Margarete Hubrath, uni-support; actively engaged as a trainer, consultant, and coach in academia on a national and international level since 2001; focus on professorial appointment training.

Target participants    

Open to all postdocs at UZH.


24 March 2022 16:30 - 18:00 (followed by an optional group dinner)

Self-organized peer group(s) TBD

6 October 2022 TBA  


24 March 2022 RAA-G-15 (Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich)

Self-organized peer group(s) online or in-person

6 October 2022 TBA